DUTCH PRODUCTION Touring through June 2014, this nationwide sensation stars Bram van der Vlugt and Jenny Arean, on stage for the first time together, with Saskia Temmink and Has Drijver. Translation by Paul van Vliet. Presented by Niehe Van Lambaart Theaterproducties. For more information about this productions, click here.
LICENSING AVAILABLE Now theatres have an opportunity to heighten the emotional experience with music written by Ernest, along with the legendary Carly Simon, world-renowned fiddler Natalie MacMaster, and internationally-acclaimed composer Joe Deleault. Ernest is forever gratified to have theatres give his American classic “On Golden Pond” a home and hopes your time on the lake will be as meaningful as it continues to be for audiences around the world. ON GOLDEN POND* 5:26 Lyrics by Ernest
NEW RELEASE FROM THOMPSON|DELEAULT Ernest Thompson, whose Boston roots began with his Somerville grandfather, an engineer on the Boston-Maine Railroad, and extend to Boston University’s Mugar Library, where Thompson’s papers are collected in the Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center, felt, like millions of others, a personal connection to the horrors of the Boston Marathon bombing. A lifelong storyteller (he won an Academy Award for his “On Golden Pond” screenplay), his first instinct was to write about
WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL: GREAT FILMS COMING TO TOWN by Mindy Todd ~ The Woods Hole Film Festival starts this week. Mindy Todd talks about some of the films being screened at the event with guests on The Point: Tim Miller, features editor at the Cape Cod Times; and Rebecca Alvin, filmmaker and editor of Provincetown Magazine. We also hear from Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven, and also producer/actor/director/writer Ernest Thompson about his film Heavenly Angle.
ONE NIGHT ONLY! After last year’s sold-out success, the boys return on Saturday, June 15 for another evening at The Back Room at the Mill, 2 Central St., in historic downtown Bristol, NH. Hear brand new songs Thompson has written with his longtime friend and local legend Ray Porcell as well as favorites from last year, including “Wishes” from Ernest Thompson’s movie “Time and Charges,” premiering at its first international film festival this summer, and “No
TALKS ‘TIME AND CHARGES’ WITH COMPOSER JOE DELEAULT ~ by Julie Lavender Jazz pianist, composer and performer Joe Deleault teams up with Oscar winner Ernest Thompson to write songs for Thompson’s latest movies, newest play and world-renowned American Classic “On Golden Pond.” From folk to pop to country, rock-n-roll and soul, with a little gospel thrown in, the range of their music is remarkable. Joe Deleault talks about the process of composing for films
NEWCOMER JOINS OLD PRO OSCAR WINNER FOR ‘SOCIETY’S EYES’ IN ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM, ‘HEAVENLY ANGLE’ Ernest wrote this lyric years ago, just waiting for the right time and the right collaborator to bring it to life. It fits neatly into the soundtrack of HEAVENLY ANGLE and, in a slightly less elegant form, is sung by a character in the movie. “It’s Dylan,” Ernest’s composing partner Joe Deleault said when he read it. “Dylanesque,” Ernest
OSCAR WINNER ERNEST THOMPSON’S NEW FILM A hundred or so characters in HEAVENLY ANGLE sing their version of “Look Around,” as part of their audition in the movie within the movie. “Of all the scenes in all the films I’ve directed, this is one of my favorites,” Ernest said. “There’s such a sensation of the joy of performing. The enthusiasm is incredible, in spite of the poignancy of the lyric. The lyric is saying, ‘before
ALMOST SOLD OUT. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW! If you want to see this show, don’t wait to get your tickets. Seats are nearly sold out. This will be the first time Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson has compiled an evening of his music. On Saturday, June 2, hear seventeen new songs Thompson has written with his longtime friend and local legend Ray Porcell for their new album The Journey Goes On, as well as songs
NATALIE MACMASTER PLAYS ‘THE LITTLE TOWN TANGO’ Heavenly Angle takes place in a small town in New Hampshire. Easy to find; it’s where Ernest lives. It’s the story of a Hollywood filmmaker who tries to con the locals into believing he’s going to make a movie with them. Easy to cast. But what would the film’s musical style be? Because of their growing connection to Natalie MacMaster and the great success they’d had with the